Three Key Issues HR and Business Leaders Need to Think About Now to Prepare for the Post-COVID Future


Presenters: Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard University; and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Society for Human Resource Management

Original program date: April 29, 2020

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Program length: 60 minutes

Now is the time for HR business leaders to look beyond the COVID-19 crisis and start preparing for the post-virus workplace, which likely will include many permanent changes to how companies engage with their employees. Arthur C. Brooks of the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School (and a former president of the American Enterprise Institute) will share three key issues that company leaders and HR professionals should be thinking about today.

SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will provide insight into the strategic thinking the HR community must engage in as they plan for this new workplace reality.  

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Speaking on this webcast About the Presenters: Arthur C. Brooks, Ph.D., is professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson faculty fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2019, he served for 10 years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute, one of the world’s leading think tanks. Under his leadership, the Institute more than doubled its annual revenues, deepened its outreach to leaders across the ideological spectrum, and expanded its research portfolio to include work on poverty, happiness, and human potential. During this period, he was selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “50 World’s Greatest Leaders” and was awarded six honorary doctorates. Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national bestsellers “Love Your Enemies” (2019), “The Conservative Heart” (2015) and “The Road to Freedom” (2012). He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the popular podcast “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks” and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit,” now available on Netflix. He gives more than 100 speeches per year around the U.S., Europe and Asia. 
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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to leading SHRM, he served a two-year term as chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006. Taylor is the immediate past president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. His career also spans nearly 15 years in the practice of law and HR.

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